Parent Resources

On this page, you will find resources for parents and families in the NYC Department of Education. Please check this page regularly for updates and information. 

Summer Reading - SORA

Summer reading is so important to keep learning going and to let imaginations run free! We are thrilled to make more e-books and audiobooks for all ages available for free this summer to all DOE families, and it’s easier than ever to access them.

Click the Link to Learn More!

Summer Reading Information - SORA

Access HRA Website

The Access HRA website allows you to access Face-to-Face Letters,  SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Food Stamps ), Medicare Renewal Forms, Fair Fares NYC, and other social programs. 

 

ACCESS HRA WEBSITE

NYC DOE Letters to Families

Click on the link below to read letters from the NYC DOE 

 

Letters To Families

NYC COVID-19 Food Assistance

Click the link below for more information on food assistance through NYC Emergency Food Assistance. 

 

NYC COVID-19 FOOD ASSISTANCE

NYC COVID-19 City Informational Portal

Click the link below to gather information on getting tested in your community for COVID 19 as well as other resources.

 

COVID-19 TESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Summer School Calendar

For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2.

 

For high school students who are attending summer school, courses will also start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 14. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2.

 

For students with 12-month Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) services, there will be no change to the calendar. Students will continue to be expected to participate from Thursday, July 2–Thursday, August 13. Teachers will have a day for professional learning on Wednesday, July 1.

ABC's of Environmental Home Health Hazard

The NYC Health Department’s Education and Community Partnerships Unit offers free presentations and training on environmental health hazards in the home. The community workshops target parents, caregivers, residents, organizations providing services to NYC families, or anyone interested. 

ABCs of Environmental Home Health Hazards

Click on the link below to see a complete list of upcoming presentations for June through August.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/healthy-home-workshops.page

NYC Well Confidential Mental Health Support

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.

A Teaching Tolerance Publication

Beyond the Golden Rule - A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice, is a book that guides families through having a conversation with children about tolerance. It is divided into sections, The Preschool Years, Ages 2-5, The Elementary & Preteen Years, Ages 6-12, The Teen Years, Ages 13-17, and Reflection Upon Our Own Biases.